Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology / Edition 2

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Overview

Brief and accessible, this reader features articles and excerpts from works that have proved pivotal in the field of cultural anthropology. Topics include culture, language and communication, ecology and economics, issues of culture change, and many others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495507369
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/3/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 530,542
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Ferraro is an applied anthropologist who conducted research for extended periods of time in Kenya and Swaziland. He has served as a consultant/cross-cultural trainer for large organizations (USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank) and large international corporations such as IBM and G.E. Plastics. He currently works with businesses to help them cope with cultural differences at home and abroad.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE. 1. "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema", Horace Miner. 2. "Queer Customs", Clyde Kluckhohn. Part II: LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION. 3. "Rapport-talk and Report-talk", Deborah Tannen. 4. "The Sounds of Silence", Edward T. and Mildred R. Hall. Part III: ECONOMICS AND ECOLOGY. 5. "Eating Christmas in the Kalahari", Richard B. Lee. 6. "The Domestication of Wood in Haiti", Gerald F. Murray. Part IV: MARRIAGE AND FAMILY. 7. "Arranging a Marriage in India", Serena N

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